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Carrillo, Vincente

Born on July 31st, 1963 Vicente Carrillo has lived all his life among the guitar environment, being the fourth generation luthier in the Carrillo family. Ever since his Great-Grandfather, Blas Carrillo Alarcon (1836 - 1919) started working as an apprentice in Juan de Mata Alarcon Briones' shop, the Carrillo family has been making string instruments.

Blas Carrillo Alarcon (1836 - 1919), also known as "Abuelo Moreno" (the dark haired grandfather), was the first guitar maker in Casasimarro whose popularity transcended the limits of the city. Blas Carrillo Alarcon initiated another important saga: the Carrillo family, whose second link was Vicente Carrillo Lopez (1881 - 1962), He was able to improve upon his predecessor's techniques and added a distinctive quality to his guitars.

His son, Vicente Carrillo Cantos (1926 - 1970), made his name as the great guitar maker from 
Cuenca, obtaining for his home-town, Casasimarro, the name of "El Pueblo de las Guitarras" (The Town of the Guitars). After his death, his wife Gabriella Casa Fornier, managed to maintain the Carrillo prestige until her son, Vicente Carrillo Casas, took the lead in the family's business.

Today, Vicente Carrillo Casas produces Classical and Flamenco guitars with the purest artisan traditions handed down through his family. Vicente Carrillo's work has also been influenced by luthiers from Madrid, and with many whom he maintains both a personal and professional 
relationship, where ideas and opinions are shared and discussed and later put into practice in their instruments.

I met Vincente Carrillo some years ago at a GFA Convention. I was immediately impressed with the quality of his guitars and felt they offered a lot of tone and quality in a reasonable price range. We also dealt the Paco de Lucia guitars made in Vincente's shop for several years. Carrillo guitars are made by a team of luthiers under Vincente's guidance and they are wonderful.
Casasimarro, Spain
Paco de Lucia
1a, India Primera, Flamenco, Flamenco Negra, Paco de Lucia
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    Carrillo, Vincente Gabriela Acoustic Guitar

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    It is a rare thing to find a classical guitar that achieves a perfect balance between basses and trebles, it is an absolute necessity for the concert performer. We have to say that this Carrillo hits that mark perfectly, whether you are playing a bass line or a bright melody, the tone of this classical stays true and even from one side of the fretboard to the other. Built from the darkhorse combination of Brazilian Rosewood and Red Cedar, this guitar is the real deal for collector and performer alike. playabiltyy and construction both are at high degree of excellence.

    SCALE LENGTH 25.5900 in
    NUT WIDTH 2.0000 in
    STRING SPACING 2.3400 in
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    Carrillo, Vincente 1A Paco DeLucia Negra Classical Guitar

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    Here we have a high end 2006 Paco de Lucia Flamenco Negra crafted by Vincent Carillo of Spain. Brazilian Rosewood and Spruce make for a commanding voice that is fast and energetic but also rich and sonorous. Perfect for the more emotional Flamenco reportoire. The action is fast and the condition is excellent.

    SCALE LENGTH 26.0000 in
    NUT WIDTH 2.0000 in
    STRING SPACING 2.3100 in
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    Vincente Carrillo 1A India Primera Classical Guitar

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    Here we have an India Primera 1A from the Vincent Carrillo shop in Spain. Vincente Carrillo was awarded Spain's 2010 Premio Nacional de Artesanía (National Prize for Craftsmanship). This is an excellent guitar that offers wonderful playability, tone and a has a powerful projection. Our feeling is that this is an exceptionally good one as it really sings and is very strong. The attack is powerful and if you lay back it gets sweet as well. A really wonderful guitar for a student of avid hobbyist.

    SCALE LENGTH 25.5900 in
    NUT WIDTH 2.0500 in
    STRING SPACING 2.2400 in
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